The best opportunities in travel are quite often the least obvious ones. I mean seriously, who on earth thinks about turning hotel points into obscure airline miles, only to use those obscure airline miles on another (separate) partner airline. It's kinda crazy. Well, in the madness, there are some unbelievable opportunities to experience exclusive travel for as few miles as possible...
To book these, you simply transfer your Starwood points to the partner listed in each title. From there you can book travel on that airline's partner airline mentioned directly by calling in.
Asiana Miles: Lufthansa First Class Between US + Europe
SPG Points Needed: 80,000 Round Trip (One Way For Half).
You can experience one of the best First Class seats in the world crossing the Atlantic Ocean for a fraction of what other mileage programs require, thanks to this brilliant trick transferring your SPG points into Asiana miles to use on their partner Lufthansa. Porsche rides, rubber duckies and German efficiency. All the details of how: HERE.
Virgin America Miles: Virgin Upper Class Between Europe + US
SPG Points Needed: 32,500 Round Trip (One Way For 25,000).
Enjoy quintessential British style, and the accents that go along with it, while crossing the pond in a flat bed by transferring your SPG points to Virgin America, to use on their partner Virgin Atlantic. This is by far the least amount of miles needed for business class from between Europe and the US (and vice versa). All the details how: HERE.
JAL Miles: Emirates Business Class US To Europe
SPG Points Needed: 65,000 Round Trip (One Way For 42,000).
Big screens, big beds, big bling and expensive champagne. Grab a dose of Emirati luxury aboard their flagship A380 between New York and Milan for a measly 65,000 miles round trip. How is that even possible? By using the favorable Japan Airlines Mileage Bank, which you can only get points by flying or transferring from SPG! All the details how: HERE.
Korean Miles: Delta First Class US To Hawaii
SPG Points Needed: 40,000 Round Trip (One Way Not Possible).
For less miles than most people use to fly economy, you can lap it up in luxury thanks to this clever cut out, using Korean Airlines miles to book travel on their partner Delta. Like all these other examples, by transferring your points from SPG, you save at least 5,000 miles thanks to the 5,000 mile bonus for every 20,000 SPG points transferred to an airline. Sound good? Ready to hit the beach? All the details how: HERE.